Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem: Applications for Schools and Beyond (Part One)

Presented by: Anjali Jain, Mangaging Consultant, Lewin Group; Carol Bryant, Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida College of Public Health; Jordan A. Carlson, San Diego State University & University of California, San Diego

This two part webinar series explores the research on youth and adolescent obesity. The United Health Foundation and ASHA partnered to present real-world applications for addressing this critical and complex issue. Educators, health providers, coaches, youth workers, and parents alike will benefit from this important discussion.

Part One Objectives:

  • Understand how social marketing can be used to design a behavior change intervention
  • Understand how the Scorecard program works
  • Summarize recommendations for promoting physical activity during school
  • Evaluate state laws related to supporting physical activity in school
  • Identify best practices for providing physical activity opportunities in school
  • Recognize the challenges and facilitators to implementing obesity interventions in school settings
  • Predict the potential role of the school nurse in addressing childhood obesity in schools

To view Part One of this webinar, click here.

Combating the Childhood Obesity Problem: Applications for Schools and Beyond (Part Two)

Presented by: E.Lisako J. McKyer, Director, Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research, Texas A&M University; Sally M. Davis, Director, Prevention Research Center, University of New Mexico; Sarah Sanders, Exercise Scientist, Prevention Research Center, University of New Mexico; Elaine Belansky, Assitant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health; Deb Johnson-Shelton, Associate Resarch Scientist, Oregon Research Institute & Geraldine Moreno, Senior Research Associate, Oregon Research Institute

Presenters will provide real-world applications for addressing this critical and complex issue. Educators, health providers, coaches, youth workers, and parents alike will benefit from this important discussion.

Part Two Objectives:

  • Describe use of the socio-ecological model in obesity prevention as described in the Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise (CHILE)
  • Describe the Head Start can play in early prevention of obesity
  • Describe at least three lessons learned from the CHILE project
  • Describe Baseline Body Mass Index (BMI) values for a five-year longitudinal assessment of factors affecting BMI in K-5 children across 7 schools within one suburban, working class school district
  • Describe Results of the initial analysis of high BMI (≥85th percentile) scores using student level predicators
  • Describe Variations in student BMI across elementary schools to further our understanding of the factors that may affect the distribution of overweight and obesity within a school district
  • Identify key stakeholders who are in school settings, and their roles specific to childhood overweight and obesity-prevention research
  • Describe the research findings about stakeholder perceptions on childhood obesity factors, including the range of perceptions from various types of stakeholders
  • Articulate how these research findings relate to practice opportunities in school-based settings and community-based settings

To view Part Two of this webinar, click here.